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NOLS Named a Top-Rated Nonprofit

By Casey Adams on 12/4/12 12:37 AM

Thanks to the outstanding reviews posted by the NOLS
community over the last month, GreatNonprofits honored NOLS with a
prestigious 2012 Top-Rated Award last week.

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Topics: Behind the Scenes, Semester, reviews, rating, GreatNonprofits, review, top-rated, NOLS nonprofit, National Outdoor Leadership School, leaders, award, transparency, feedback, donors, impact, donate, Great, honor, most valuable, voluntter

Campaign NOLS: Explaining Our Core Values, Part 1

By Larkin Flora on 7/16/12 3:00 AM

NOLS’ core values are at the heart of our institution. Leadership, community, safety, excellence, wilderness, and education inspire everything we do. We share a commitment to these values; they define and direct who we are, what we do, and how we do it.

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Topics: NOLS, leadership, Morehead-Cain Scholarship, National Outdoor Leadership School, scholarship, leaders, philanthropy, donor, donate, Educators Notebook, mountaineering, campaign NOLS

Gans named Champion of Change by the White House

By Casey Adams on 7/10/12 2:24 AM

Here at NOLS Headquarters, we all know and love John Gans, NOLS executive director for the past 16 years. He is the sort of leader who remembers the interns’ names and every staff member’s latest venture. He brings a passion to what we do at NOLS every day when he walks through the door. We’ve long known he’s a hero who leads our effort in changing the world for the better.

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Topics: NOLS, leadership, Champions of Change, Behind the Scenes, White House, National Outdoor Leadership School, leaders, Environmental Stewardship, leave no trace, wilderness, John Gans

The NOLS Podcast - Leadership Progression

By NOLS on 2/2/11 4:17 AM

In this episode of The NOLS Podcast, John Kanengieter, NOLS Director for Leadership, sits down with Jamie O’Donnell, NOLS instructor and program supervisor, to discuss the leadership progression on a course and speak to the unscripted nature and subtle nuances of how we teach leadership.

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Topics: NOLS, leadership, jamie o'donnell, leadership progression, discussion, Expedition Prep, leaders, experiential education, learn, John Kanengieter, curriculum, NOLS Professional, teach, Educators Notebook, instructor, outdoor education